2018-19 (Jr.) • Honored with ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award • Named ASUN Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year • Selected to VaSID All-State Men's Tennis doubles second team with partner Nicaise Muamba • Tabbed 2019 ITA Scholar Athlete for a third straight year • Honored on VaSID Academic All-State Team • Garnered inclusion on ASUN Academic Honor Roll • Earned first career national ranking, a No. 61 doubles ranking, from the ITA on March 5 with partner Nicaise Muamba • Served as a team captain for second straight season • Finished the year ranked 10th in the Atlantic Region in doubles alongside Muamba • Finished third on the squad with 19 singles victories, 11 of which came in the spring • Posted a 6-4 mark at No. 3 singles and a 4-2 record in ASUN singles contests • Enters senior season ranked 10th in program history with 60 career singles triumphs • Collected 15 doubles victories on the year, tied for the third most on the team • Won 11 doubles matches in the spring with Muamba • Picked up three ranked doubles victories on the season, defeating Virginia Tech's No. 25 Henrik Korsgaard/Alex Ribiero, William & Mary's No. 45 Tristan Bautil/Finbar Talcott and North Florida's No. 83 Nilo Duarte/Sahil Deshmukh.
2017-18 (So.) • Named to Big South Conference Second Team All-Conference singles list • Tabbed 2018 ITA Scholar Athlete after posting a 4.0 GPA in both fall and spring semesters • Garnered inclusion on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll • Served as the team captain for the season • Finished tied for first on the squad with 23 singles victories, 15 of which came in the spring • Reached the quarterfinals of the singles main draw of the ITA Atlantic Regional after winning four matches • Went 11-5 at No. 3 singles and 6-1 in Big South singles bouts • Closed the year on a seven-match winning streak, spanning from March 17-April 16 • Tallied 16 doubles victories on the year, tied for the third most on the team • Notched 10 doubles triumphs in the spring, posting a 6-1 mark with partner Sam Matheson in Big South doubles matches • Won 41 singles matches over the past two seasons, the most of any Flames men's tennis player in that span
2016-17 (Fr.) • Named to Big South Conference First Team All-Conference singles list • Selected to the VaSID All-State Men's Tennis singles second team, the first Flames freshman in program history to garner the distinction • Chosen as the Big South Freshman of the Week in back-to-back weeks (Feb. 2, Feb. 8) • Tabbed 2017 ITA Scholar-Athlete • Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll • Became the first Flame since Shea Thomas in 2013 to advance to the round of 16 in the singles main draw at the ITA Atlantic Regional • Led the squad with 18 singles victories, 13 of which came during the spring • Went 8-3 at No. 1 singles (fourth in Big South) and 5-2 in Big South singles competition • Recorded three straight singles triumphs four times • Closed the year by winning eight of his last 11 singles bouts • Collected 12 doubles victories to finish tied for the second on the team in the category • Posted a 10-7 mark in spring doubles matches and 5-2 mark against Big South foes • Represented the Liberty men's tennis program at the ITF USA F29 Futures tournament during the fall
Prep • Homeschooled • Listed as a five-star recruit for majority of high school career • Received first ATP singles ranking at age 18 • Ranked 458 by ITF as a senior • ITF Copa El Salvador doubles champion as a junior • American Cup doubles champion as a sophomore • USTA Florida State doubles champion and USTA Zonals team championship first place as a sophomore
Personal • Son of Jack and Jennifer Burton • Majoring in business administration: entrepreneurship • Birthday is April 22
Chase Burton, Ervin Chang, Alicia Finnigan, Ruben Garcia, Noel Palmer and Annika Roberts have earned spots on the 2018-19 VaSID Academic All-State Team. Read More
The Liberty men's tennis squad has earned 2020 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team honors, featuring five ITA Scholar-Athletes. Read More
Liberty men's tennis senior Chase Burton has been named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District Men's At-Large Team®. Read More